For his simple and innovative lighting, Jason Miller draws on everyday aspects of American culture, transforming them into something surprising and beautiful. For his Modo Sconce (2009), Miller was inspired by off-the-shelf industrial parts like those found on Canal Street, not far from his Brooklyn studio. “We have re-engineered inexpensive parts that are made by the thousands in China or India,” says Miller about the piece’s manufacturing. “Modo’s parts are made by high-end machine shops here in America that typically work for the airline industry. While the inspiration is a bit banal, it is now a very sophisticated product.” The sconce’s components are painstakingly engineered and custom CNC-milled from solid aluminum. Bulb (not included): incandescent half-silver globe 25W/G25/E26. UL and CUL Listed. Made in U.S.A.
The Modo Collection features hand-blown glass globes with slight variances in shape and color, which make each piece unique.
Jason Miller opened his Brooklyn-based design studio, Roll & Hill, in 2010 to satisfy his desire "to make products that appeal to the American market." Nestled somewhere between mass production and custom design, Roll & Hill creates lighting fixtures that assume a classic form and style while appealing to a contemporary American sensibility. As Miller sees it, Americans prefer more warmth and visual weight than their European modernist counterparts, who are stylistically rooted in minimalism.